The Switzerland international married his long-term partner, but surprised many fans with his choice of wedding attire

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… So goes the traditional wedding rhyme for good luck on a bride and groom’s big day.

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka provided the something blue at his own big day, marrying partner Leonita Lekaj in an eye-catching blue tuxedo, slip-on shoes and no socks!

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Both the Switzerland international and his partner are of Kosovar Albanian background, and lived together in Germany during Xhaka’s time at Borussia Monchengladbach before he sealed a £30 million switch to the Premier League.

 

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After an initial slow start at the Emirates Xhaka became a key part of Arsene Wenger’s side and played 32 league games last season, scoring twice.

Xhaka proposed to the 24-year-old at the end of the season, with the couple having a short engagement before their marriage in early July. The happy couple both shared photos of their wedding day on Instagram, accompanied by the caption “Mr & Mrs.”